Iris Schieferstein: Actually, I’m using the animals like literature uses the fable. They communicate. They have human gestures.
Philipp: Where do all those animals come from?
Iris Schieferstein: It’s all waste products. When I started I collected dead animals from the streets – à la Duchamp. These days I’m bothering the local butchers.
We’re standing next to the head of the cow ‘Kunigunde’ which used to be the most prestigious and award-winning dairy cow of a local farmer. After she died he brought her over to be stuffed. To preserve her memory. Mrs Schieferstein still needs to get the horns fixed.